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  • Hilary Mantel favorite to with the Man Booker 2012 16-10-2012 04:56 PM

    London: Judges are choosing the winner of Britain's most prestigious literary trophy from a shortlist that includes novels set in the court of King Henry VIII and the opium dens of Mumbai. Hilary Mantel is favored to win the 50,000 pound ($82,000) Booker Prize with "Bring Up the Bodies," a...
  • Booker Prize for 2012 to be announced today 16-10-2012 11:14 AM

    New Delhi: The Man Booker Prize winner for 2012 will be announced today, as some are calling it "the book world's equivalent of Oscars night". India's Jeet Thayil is also in the running for his debut book Narcopolis, a prize worth 50,000 pounds. Indian writer Jeet Thayil's first novel 'Narcopolis',...
  • Indian writer Jeet Thayil on Man Booker shortlist 11-09-2012 05:37 PM

    London: Indian writer Jeet Thayil's first novel 'Narcopolis', described as a compelling tale of Mumbai's hazy world of opium addiction, has made it to the six-author shortlist for the Man Booker Prize 2012 announced today. Apart from 53-year-old Kerala-born Thayil, authors on the shortlist are Deborah Levy, Hilary Mantel, Alison...